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MTSR 2021


15th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research

29th November - 3rd December 2021


Complutense University of Madrid

The current Complutense University of Madrid was founded by Cardinal Cisneros as a result of the “Inter cetera” Papal Bull granted by Pope Alexander VI on 13 April 1499. Nowadays the Complutense University of Madrid has three main objectives: to educate professionals who will be useful for society, to foster scientific research and to disseminate knowledge and the intrinsic values of the University. By meeting these new challenges, we will be able to maximize investment in our future.

A wide range of new degrees were offered to meet the expectations of intellectual, economic and scientific demands in this new society. As a consequence, there was an increase in institutions of higher education that started to offer new degrees. Higher education institutions established under the 1983 Act included The School of Social Work (1983), Odontology (1986), Nursing and Physiotherapy (1987), Library and Information Science (1990), Computer Science (1991) and Education (1991).

The technological advances experienced during the last decades of the 20th century led to the consolidation of multidisciplinary research teams that required specialized technical personnel. That is why the Research Support Centers (CAI) and the Multidisciplinary Institute were established.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the collaboration between institutions provided synergy efforts and new perspectives that fostered the establishment of a Science Park. The Complutense University has taken part together with the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), the CIEMAT and other public and private institutions. The Science Park is a non-profit organization devoted to research, development and innovation that fosters the processes and services involved in the transfer of knowledge.

A new higher education framework was established as a result of Spain’s incorporation into the European Union. The knowledge, skills and competences acquired in higher education studies are equally validated and transferred throughout the countries that make up the European Higher Education area. This new academic order is reflected in the Organic Law of Universities of 2001, modified in 2007, and in the subsequent Statutes of the Complutense University of 2003.

Complying with the European university systems, study programmes at the Complutense consist of three cycles: Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD programmes, which have been accredited by the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) and are regularly validated and updated to maintain a high level of quality and academic efficiency. Consequently, new educational institutions have been created and several former ones reformed accordingly. The School of Library and Information Science turned into the Faculty of Library Science in 2006, while other Schools also became Faculties, such as Commerce and Tourism, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Podiatry, Statistical Studies, Optics and Optometry and Social Work in 2012.

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Universidad Complutense Madrid
University College London
School of Information
School of Information
Georg Eckert Institute
Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Department of Library Science, Archives and Information Systems
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus University of Technology
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